Mamata Banerjee will contest polls from Suvendu Adhikari’s turf Nandigram
Dated : 19 Jan 2021 (IST)
Mamta Banarjee is still very confident of coming back to Govern West Bengal. Citing some obscure survey, She said that the Trinamool Congress will win 211 seats in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election, while the BJP will win on only 51 constituencies. So she has already conceeded 51 seats to the BJP!
The current West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo, has also announced that she would contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election from her former aide Suvendu Adhikari’s turf, Nandigram.
Mamata Banerjee expressed her desire to contest the West Bengal Assembly election from Nandigram seat at a rally in the assembly constituency on Monday.
Addressing the Nandigram rally, She said, “I want to request Subrata Bakshi [TMC general secretary], it is my wish, I will not neglect Bhabanipur, I will give good candidate [for Bhabanipur] but I want my name in Nandigram. Due to my love for Nandigram, I could not control my emotions”.
Mamata Banerjee went on to take a dig at Suvendu who recently moved out from TMC to join the BJP, adding that it was “good some people have left TMC”.
“Some are moving from here to there. They will be fought by our local leaders, don’t worry, these guys were not there when the Trinamool Congress was formed. It is good some people have left,” Mamata Banerjee said.
“There are some in politics who are greedy. Then there are some who have loads of money, so to save that money, they have gone to the BJP,” Mamata Banerjee said and alleged that BJP leaders from Delhi threatened them.
Shifting focus from Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee attacked the BJP over the Centre’s farm laws, saying the saffron party wants to rob the farmers. Mamata Banerjee said, “Nandigram showed the way, today farmers in Punjab are agitating [against the farm laws]. We are with the farmers…BJP must withdraw the three farm laws.”
“Today, BJP wants to loot the farmers,” Mamta said.